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How Badly Is Fukushima Radiation Damaging the Pacific Ocean?

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How Badly Is Fukushima Radiation Damaging the Pacific Ocean?

By Richard Wilcox PhD
August 30, 2014

Although its heart is rich in pearls and ores

The Sea complains upon a thousand shores

— Alexander Smith (1)

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Copyright Richard Wilcox 2014


I watched some wonderful movies over the summer with “ocean” themes and one was with Robert Redford called All is Lost. The entertainment value was good but it also made a statement about Man’s interference with Nature and how nature can strike back. I love films like All is Lost, Master and Commander, in which the imperial navy visits the Galapagos Islands and “Kon Tiki,” a story about a 4,000 mile trek across the ocean, because they show the unspeakable beauty and power of the world’s great oceans. Can humans actually destroy them?  Continue reading